Rainbow is the work of former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. The band quickly achieved success in the heavy metal scene of the 70s. Blackmore, together with the charismatic vocalist Ronnie James Dio, produced several albums that today are undoubtedly classics of the genre.
After the release of their eighth disc, the band quit unexpectedly and Blackmore returned to Deep Purple. Rainbow’s best albums are “Rainbow Rising” from 1976, “Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll” released two years later and “Straight Between The Eyes” from 1982.